[Editor's note: This article was orginally printed by our sister paper, OC Weekly, where Andrew Youssef is based. Youssef is the author of the Last Shot column that we have been running, which chronicles his struggle against cancer in his own words.] Sneakers squeaking on white tiles, Andrew Yousse ... More >>
Warning: This discussion is thick with spoilers.
Copyeditors don't have the splashy bylines of reporters or the lovable kookiness of art directors. They sit at their desks with bowed heads, poring over their well-worn copies of the Chicago Manual of Style, checking to see if "postimpressionism" is one word, two words or hyphenated. They hear "und ... More >>
February's shaping up to be a pretty crazy month for music. And by crazy, I mean crazy. With the likes of Lady Gaga and Blowfly in only the first week, it'll be hard to compete with the level of shenanigans that are sure to ensue (also, what's this business about Bearhug?). Hell, we're not exactly s ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
Deborah HylandWith the spate of recent comic book adaptations, it's not surprising to finally see a Tintin movie. The real surprise is how long it took. Christopher Reeve reestablished the Superman franchise in 1978; Spiderman swung across the screen in 2002. Even the uber-imperialist Phantom ... More >>
Why yes: That is one person.It happens to the best of us: You do the same thing over and over (and over), so you feel the need for change -- or at least a good drink. For Beyonce, that meant a new personality: Sasha Fierce. For Vanilla Ice, it meant launching a hard-rock career. For Fred Durs ... More >>
Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you wether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nose ... More >>
Deborah HylandIt's important that a cake blend into its surroundings. Who knew?Remember Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet and Superman's Clark Kent's hectoring boss? That's the way Gut Check likes to think of our boss. (But only with the utmost fondness.) Like on Friday night, when he ... More >>
Emily GoodSt. Louis sex blogger The Beautiful Kind had her cover blown on Twitter -- and lost her job.Two months ago Riverfront Times featured local pseudonymous sex blogger The Beautiful Kind as part of our "Bloggers Bakers Dozen [scroll down]." "The Beautiful Kind might make you blush," R ... More >>
I headed down to Off Broadway on Friday night to join folks primed and ready for a true potpourri of local music: One-man spazz show Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, retro-pop power trio Blind Eyes, the bartender-meets-Brit-prep of the Hibernauts and the shiny, neon synth-punk theatrics of the Makeshi ... More >>
Unreal plays superhero matchmaker, takes a trip down Zombie Road with some ghost busters, checks in with a parachuting local blogger and talks back to "Town Talk."
Plus, a cool new booze-fueled battery. Oh, and logs. Lots and lots of logs.
You'll swear you've seen this Superman somewhere before
Boring game play mars Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Davie Metzger hopes his rig is bound for glory
Monday, May 9; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Saturday, January 22; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Week of July 28, 2004
There's no magic in this Cinderella Story
Olympia Kebob House & Taverna
Joe Pernice is not only one of the great secret practitioners of pop, he's also about to become a published novelist
Is Cat Power free at last?
Grant Morrison's the best writer in comics -- and maybe the oddest
15 years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl
Police commissioner Eddie Roth leaves for an Ohio newspaper
Afroman's hit ode to chemical stimulation has him high on life in Mississippi
Mired in decrepitude and money trouble, will St. Louis prove too tough for its next mayor?
Wild Oats Community Market, Ladue
DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds
It's the power of the music, not cartoonish surface appearances, that makes for a music hero, say the local young folk we polled